Selkirk's annual exam competition puts high school students the test

Bob Hall
By Bob Hall
June 4th, 2014

High school students from around the region have a chance to contribute towards their tuition at Selkirk College if they can out-test the best at the Annual Scholarship High School Exam Competition.

For more than 15 years, School of University Arts & Sciences instructors have challenged secondary students in the competition that provides an opportunity for young scholars to take up to three exams in 11 different subjects. Exams are put together by Selkirk College instructors and are one hour in length.

“It’s an opportunity for Selkirk College School of Arts & Sciences to recognize excellence in the youth of our region and encourage students in their pursuit of higher education,” says University Arts & Sciences School Chair David Feldman. “It’s also a lot of fun.”

Between 40 and 60 students are expected to take on the challenge. Students will have the choice of taking tests in Grade 11 Math, English, Chemistry or Biology, or the Grade 12 level of Math, English, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography or Comparative Civilizations. The tests are designed to be challenging, but at an appropriate level for the students taking them.

There will be two prizes awarded for each exam. The student with the top mark in each test will receive a $400 Selkirk College tuition voucher and second place will walk away with a $50 Selkirk College Bookstore gift certificate.

Students of any grade are eligible to write up to three tests as long as they have completed the corresponding high school course. The exams will take place on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on June 27.

To register for the competition contact Sarah Fawcett at sfawcett@selkirk.ca. Please indicate which exams you wish to write.

This post was syndicated from https://castlegarsource.com
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